BoardTalk, 5 June 2018
5 June 2018
Issue 32: Welcome to the BoardTalk newsletter for June 2018. If you have any feedback on our publication, please email us at email@example.com.
20 more - women in governance initiative
We had 240 women apply to this programme with talent to burn. So, we have increased the scope to work directly with 40 women and also run an associated initiative targeting roles as they come up. As our chair, Sir Paul Collins, noted in a letter to sector organisations, there is no supply side issue. Indeed, when the programme comes back to the board for review this year, we are likely to move the goal posts from 40% minimum to gender equity.
Women on Boards awards
Great work from the sector at the Women on Boards celebration taking out half the categories. Read more.
Revision to the Nine Steps to Effective Governance
Several years since the third edition and time for an update. Very much welcome your suggestions on changes, additions, focus areas, etc. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Some of the areas under consideration are:
- Changes in the legal and regulatory environment.
- Emerging structures, Sportsvilles, cooperatives, etc.
- Stronger focus on the “job of the board”
- Section on emerging high level strategic challenges in sport and recreation
- Cross referencing to new tools and resources especially the Governance Mark process
How to be a good board chair
Good Harvard Business Review article derived from 104 interviews across 31 countries. Read the article.
The tenure debate
There is a limit on tenure for board chairs (9 years) under the new UK code of governance. Read the article.
A great opportunity
SportNZ is looking for someone to continue our great work in the governance space. After nearly 14 years John Page is moving on at the end of June, so we are looking for the new improved model.
This is essentially a senior consulting role dealing directly with boards, key stakeholders and a range of third party consultants.
Sound knowledge of governance, experience in the non-profit sector and a good understanding of strategic planning are essential.
For further information and to apply, please visit Seek.